Daniel Sturridge scored a great goal against Bayern Munich, but it came at a predictable price
Sturridge pulled up after scoring a fine goal.
Liverpool’s latest pre-season match would have been absolutely perfect but for one incident involving the injury-troubled striker Daniel Sturridge.
With a place in the Audi Cup final at stake, the Reds managed to beat German champions Bayern Munich 3-0 – a great result, even if it is just a pre-season tournament.
And the icing on this particular cake was a goal from Sturridge, who produced an exquisite chip to seal the victory late on in the game.
Keep your eye on Sturridge after the goal, though…
GOAL! Sturridge scores a lovely chip but seems to injure himself in the process - watch live on ITV4 pic.twitter.com/MMCXkuptLl— ITV Football (@itvfootball) August 1, 2017
Despite scoring a sensational goal it’s quite clear that Sturridge is grimacing through some sort of pain.
After the game it was confirmed that something, whether serious or not, had happened.
Klopp says Sturridge hurt his thigh. "I just hope it's only a small injury and he can play again soon. The goal was really great." #LFC— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) August 1, 2017
Football fans are all too familiar with Sturridge’s injury problems – since bursting onto the Anfield scene with Luis Suarez after his arrival from Chelsea, the forward’s career has been blighted with absences from the game.
Sturridge getting injured the second he scores an unbelievable goal. It's almost like watching his entire career crammed into a short space.— Anfield Hub (@AnfieldHub) August 1, 2017
That's so, so cruel on Sturridge. Scores a terrific goal and gets injured in doing so. Absolutely gutted.— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) August 1, 2017
Sturridge in a nutshell; scores an outstanding goal only to injure himself. Few can rival his quality but he's got such a bad injury record.— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) August 1, 2017
Unreal. Great Sturridge finish but appears to hurt his leg doing so?! hope not, what a goal that was— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) August 1, 2017
However, while it didn’t look promising for the England player, he seemed in a good mood after the game, talking about the training he’s done this summer and the prospect of the season ahead.
“I think it’s just fatigue to be honest, I’ll be OK,” he said after the game. Liverpool fans will certainly hope that’s the case.